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Dr. John M Barry is a product of the public education systems of Minnesota and Oregon. He finished his urology residency at the University of Oregon Medical School 43 years ago and has spent his entire academic career at that same institution, now known as the Oregon Health & Science University.
Dr. Barry has held the positions of Director of the Renal Transplant Program, Professor and Chief of the Division of Urology and Chief of the Division of Abdominal Organ Transplantation. In addition to having been President of the American Urological Association and the American Board of Urology, Dr. Barry’s accomplishments have included several awards and over 300 publications. He has had his line drawings of surgical procedures published in journals and textbooks, developed several transplant and urologic techniques and even received a Mach 1 certification from the United States Air force.
Dr. Barry continues his ever-fulfilling career as he practices urology and renal transplantation at the Oregon Health & Science University where he is Professor of Urology and Professor of Surgery.
An internationally-acclaimed surgeon, Dr. Mahesh Desai is a visionary who has raised the quality and impact of healthcare in India as well as the world.
In his capacity as the Managing Trustee and Medical Director of the Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital as well as the Honorary Managing Director of Muljibhai Patel Society for Research in Nephro-Urology and Director of the Jayaramdas Patel Academic Center, Dr. Desai has strived to create awareness and opportunities in the community, through education, leadership and mentoring.
In the year 2000, he was awarded the Dr. BC Roy award, India’s highest recognition for the medical fraternity. In a career spanning 40 years, he has delivered 750 scientific papers and 230 workshops, published 174 scientific papers in national & international journals and contributed in more than 32 books.
Dr. Desai has many firsts to his credit. He is the first Indian to be elected member of American Association of Genito-Urinary Surgeons, as well as deliver a Guest Lecture in the plenary session of American Urological Association’s Annual Conference. He is also the first Indian to have the American College of Surgeons Fellowship bestowed upon him. Under his leadership, India hosted, for the first time, the Video Urology Conference in the 2000, and the World Congress on Endourology in 2004. He was also the first to do renal transplant in Gujarat, and was one of few who started MIS for stone surgery, laparoscopy robotic surgery.
Prof. Alain Houlgatte received his MD degree at the Medicine Faculty of the University of Bordeaux in 1980. He completed his residency in surgery-urology from 1986 to 1992 at the Val de Grâce Military Hospital and Public Assistance Hospitals in Paris.
Prof. Hougatte began his clinical career in the Val de Grâce Military Hospital in Paris where he was appointed Professor of Urology in 1999. He became Chairman of the Department of Urology at the Val de Grâce Hospital from 1998 to 2015. Since 2015 he has been the technical Inspector in charge of the nine French military hospitals.
Prof. Houlgatte has been active in oncology as a member of the French Oncologic Committee with a specific focus on testis tumors. He is the coauthor of a book on testis cancer. Since 2011 he has continually developed teaching courses in endourology with both the San Christopher and the Cheik Anta Diop universities in Dakar. This programme allows young urologists from the different African Sub-Saharan countries to receive an international quality of teaching. He continues the development of his teaching with the use of e-learning and simulation, thus creating links and sharing knowledge beyond borders.
Dr. Larry Goldenberg completed his residency at the University of British Columbia (UBC), received his MD from the University of Toronto and his fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in 1984. He then went on to a very successful career as a urologic surgeon and clinician scientist at UBC.
Dr. Goldenberg has authored nearly 300 peer-reviewed articles and published a book for the lay person, entitled Prostate Cancer—All You Need to Know to Take an Active Part in Your Treatment, which is currently in its 4th edition and has been an important educational resource for Canadians since 1991.
Through his extensive philanthropic efforts, Dr. Goldenberg has raised over $100 million dollars in funding to support various programs he has founded, including the globally renowned Vancouver Prostate Centre, the Men’s Health Initiative of BC, the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation and the Canadian Uro-Oncology Group.
Dr. Goldenberg has served as president of the Canadian Urological Association, the Western Section of the AUA, the North West Urological Society, and the Canadian Academy of Urologic Surgeons. In 2006, Dr. Goldenberg was recognized for his contributions to the urological community by being inducted into the Order of British Columbia and was appointed a member of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. In 2009 he received the AUA Distinguished Service Award. He has received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and British Columbia Medical Association’s Silver Medal of Distinction in clinical care. And in 2009, Dr. Goldenberg was awarded Canada’s highest honor of merit, the Order of Canada.
Dr. Hendrik Van Poppel graduated in general surgery in 1980, in urology in 1983 and joined the Academic Unit at KU Leuven after his postgraduate training in London, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Mainz and Rotterdam. In 1988, he obtained a PhD in Medical Sciences. He became a Fellow of the European Board of Urology (FEBU) in 1992, full Professor of Urology in 1993, and Chair of the Department of Urology in Leuven in 2002. He developed the original surgical technique for prepubic urethrectomy, percutaneous gastrostomy, lumbal splenectomy during orthotopic kidney transplantation, and the Leuven “N”pouch for bladder substitution. He has performed more than 2500 radical prostatectomies and only performs major open oncological surgery for kidney, bladder, prostate, testis and penile cancer.
Dr. Van Poppel is a member of several international scientific organizations and was a Board Member of the European Society of Oncologic Urology (ESOU) and the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO). He was co-founder and is now Chairman of the Scientific Committee of Europa Uomo, Faculty Member of the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) and Board Member of ECCO on behalf of the EAU.
He received the Folke Edsmyr Award (for outstanding contribution to the progress of cancer research in Urology) in Stockholm in 1999, the Pieter De Mulder Award (for his significant contribution in urology for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma) in Lyon and the Francisco Diaz Medal from the Asociación Espanola Urologia in Salamanca in 2015.
He was promotor, co-promotor or jury member of more than 25 doctoral theses at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He has published more than 200 papers as first author on urooncology and has co-authored more than 350 other ones and (co-) edited several books of kidney and prostate cancer.
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Dr. Alan J. Wein is the Founders Professor and Chief of the Division of Urology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Chief of Urology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Residency Program in Urology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Princeton University and received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed training in surgery and urology at the University of Pennsylvania including a fellowship at the Harrison Department of Surgical Research. He was awarded an honorary PhD from the University of Patras, Greece in September 2005, and was made an honorary professor of the Federal State Institute of Urology of Russia in 2010.
Among his many accolades, Dr. Wein has received the Urodynamics Society Lifetime Achievement Award, both the Distinguished Service Award and the Distinguished Contribution Award of the American Urological Association, and in 2012, Dr. Wein received the Edward L. Keyes Medal, an award recognized as one of the greatest individual citations in the specialty.
Dr. Wein has authored or co-authored more than 950 articles and chapters, 850 editorials and edited or co-edited 35 books. His extensive experience in the field of urology has afforded him the opportunity to participate in numerous invited academic activities, meetings, and courses as a speaker, faculty member and chairperson. He is a prodigious lecturer with over 950 invited academic activities over the course of his career, including the co-chairmanship of 5 International Consultations on Incontinence.
Throughout his career, he has been recognized by Philadelphia Magazine and Castle Connolly as a “Top Doctor®”, and is listed as one of America’s “Best Doctors®” by the Best Doctors in America, Inc.